Three Frenchmen held for the alleged murder of another French

Three Frenchmen have been held in police custody in Koh Samui for alleged involvement in the murder of their fellow countryman over alleged business conflict.

The three suspects were identified by police as Georges Michael, 65, the alleged gunman; Cyrille Jean Paul Larignon, 43, a restaurant owner; and Claude Daniel Climent, 60. The victim was identified as Laurent Lacques Jean Deloacherie.

Pol Col Wichob Kerdkliang, deputy commander of Surat Thani provincial police, claimed that Larignon had confessed of hiding the victim’s body after he was shot dead in his restaurant in Koh Samui allegedly by Michael.

The trio allegedly took the victim’s body to a klong and dumped it there with an intention to conceal their alleged crime.

Larignon was interrogated by police for another round on Friday.

Another suspect, Michael was also separately questioned by police on Friday afternoon. Police claimed that Michael who earlier denied any involvement in the murder admitted that he pulled the trigger against the victim over business conflict.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

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